Spotlight on Jigsaw Deptford Bridge

(Above: “Two week trials!” Hannah and students at Jigsaw Deptford Bridge celebrate a fantastic first two weeks) By Hannah Potter (@JigsawDeptfordB) Deptford Bridge launches, offering drama, singing and dance The grand opening of Jigsaw Deptford Bridge was on 24th September of this year and what an amazing experience it was! The school was full of energy and smiling […]

Jigsaw Around The World: Winners Announced

This summer, as a “thank you” to everybody who has worked for Jigsaw over the past 12 months and for some summer fun, we ran a staff competition. Jigsaw Around The World saw members of staff taking selfies and photographs at incredible locations around the world. We’ve received some fantastic entries, and we are delighted […]

Jigsaw Arts Franchise Discovery Day

The next Jigsaw Arts Open Day will be held at The Actors Centre, 1A Tower Street, WC2H 9NP on Thursday 13th October 2016. With the successful launch of three new schools this term in Deptford Bridge, Dulwich and Sutton, could you be the next Jigsaw Arts Franchisee? Over 20 years of drama, singing and dance With over 20 years experience of running […]

Teach Drama

Samantha Marsden studied Drama, Applied Theatre and Education at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. After graduating, Sam worked as a freelance drama teacher for ten years. She worked for theatre companies and youth theatres as well as in state, private and special schools. Samantha’s new book, Teach Drama, is out now, offering help […]

Drama Singing and Dance Classes This Autumn

The sun is still shining and it feels as though summer is in the air, so it’s hard to believe that it’s time for the Autumn Term! This September, children aged 3-18 across London and the Home Counties will be tying up their laces and donning their Jigsaw uniforms for another exciting term of drama, singing and […]

Five Facts About London That Will Impress Your Friends

Did you know that London was the first city to have an underground railway line? Or that museums are free? Here are our five facts about London that will impress your friends… 1.      London was the first city to have an underground railway line London has long been synonymous with its underground railway or Tube as it is better known. […]

What Does The Future Hold?

Early Years When I was much younger, maybe four or five years old, I attended a Jigsaw Arts Summer School. For the next two years I would continue this routine. Then, 8 years later, I started attending the Jigsaw Finchley weekend school on Sunday mornings. I made many new friends, and the experience was one that was invaluable, […]

Jigsaw Performing Arts Schools Announced As National Business Awards Finalist

Jigsaw Performing Arts Schools has been shortlisted for The Business Award for Arts and Creative Services for the 2016 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards. Jigsaw is a business in the Creative Industry dedicated to developing performance skills, promoting self-expression and building confidence. For over 20 years, Jigsaw has provided drama, singing and dance classes for children […]

My Experiences at Jigsaw and My Story So Far

As a loud, outgoing three year old who loved putting on shows for my parents, it was no surprise that performing arts was the first thing I got into.  Now almost 13 years later, Jigsaw is still my favourite hobby. Where it all began When I was three, my Mum decided for me to attend Jigsaw Camden. […]

Drama, Singing and Dance in the Heart of Deptford Bridge

My Roots and Peckham Drama As a young girl growing up in Peckham, I always loved singing, dance and drama in London. After seeing me perform in my Year 6 Production my mum sent me off to theCentre for Young Musicians where I trained to sing and perform. At 16 I went toCity and Islington College where […]

How to Build a Child’s Confidence

Building Children’s Confidence Through Drama, Singing and Dance As a mum of a shy three year old boy, I was looking for a class that would boost his confidence in preparation for that first dreaded day at school. Growing up in a musical household in South Wales I thought “what better way than through singing, […]

Company Director, Nicola Lander, is Ready for the St Albans Half Marathon

Our company director, Nicola Lander, has tied up her laces once again and is raring to go for this year’s St Albans Half Marathon. On Nicola’s Just Giving Page, she explains that: “I am running the half marathon this year as a personal challenge and to raise money for cancer research. I lost my wonderful mum to […]